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Aarti Sequeira

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Award-Winning Producer, Journalist & Food Personality

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Aarti Sequeira Biography

With her distinct laugh, sparkling presence and erudite elocution, Aarti Sequeira is a sought-after television host, cookbook author, influencer, commentator, and judge. A mainstay on Food Network after winning season six of Food Network Star, Sequeira is also known as “The Spice Queen” due to her comprehensive knowledge of spices.

In addition to hosting her own cooking show, "Aarti Party," she also serves as judge on hit shows like "Holiday Wars," "Halloween Wars," "Candy Land" (hosted by Kristen Chenoweth), "Luda Can’t Cook" (featuring Ludacris), "Guy’s Grocery Games," "Supermarket Stakeout" and "Christmas Cookie Challenge." She’s cooked in competition and emerged victorious on "Chopped," "Cutthroat Kitchen" & “GGG.” She cooks alongside the country’s best chefs on "Guy’s Ranch Kitchen." Off-network appearances include teaching Ms. Gomez how to cook on "Selena + Chef" (HBO Max) and voicing Chef Shobha in Disney Jr.’s "Mira, Royal Detective."

A gifted writer, Sequeira published her first cookbook, "Aarti Paarti: An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul" in 2014 (Grand Central). She has also penned a nationally syndicated column for the Associated Press entitled “World’s Fare” teaching readers how to use ingredients from the international aisle in simple, weeknight dishes, and most recently for Dayspring’s Incourage, blending faith and food into inspirational essays.

Born in India, raised in Dubai, and educated in a British school, Sequeira grew up amidst a varied tapestry of food cultures. After graduating from Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism, she began a career at CNN, covering everything from economic reports to the plight of firefighters after 9/11. She produced documentaries for television, including Sand and Sorrow (HBO), about the genocide in Darfur, narrated by George Clooney and directed by Peabody Award winner Paul Freedman. After the success of her YouTube cooking/variety show, she soon made her way to Food Network.

Sequeira is an ardent advocate for women battling postpartum depression (having experienced it herself following the births of each of her two daughters). A passionate Christian, she also speaks to women of faith about overcoming fear and the sacred nature of breaking bread. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband, actor Brendan McNamara, and daughters Eliyah and Moses.

Videos
Books
My Family Recipe Journal: With Prayers & Scriptures

My Family Recipe Journal: With Prayers & Scriptures

Aarti Paarti: An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul

Aarti Paarti: An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul

News
  • Aarti Sequeira | Food Network

    In 2010, Aarti Sequeira won Season 6 of Food Network Star, becoming the host of Aarti Party. Find her easy-to-follow recipes on Food Network.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Aarti Sequeira?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Aarti Sequeira for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Aarti Sequeira, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Aarti Sequeira or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Aarti Sequeira?

    Booking fees for Aarti Sequeira, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Aarti Sequeira, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Aarti Sequeira?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Aarti Sequeira for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Aarti Sequeira for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Aarti Sequeira or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Aarti Sequeira or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Aarti Sequeira Biography

With her distinct laugh, sparkling presence and erudite elocution, Aarti Sequeira is a sought-after television host, cookbook author, influencer, commentator, and judge. A mainstay on Food Network after winning season six of Food Network Star, Sequeira is also known as “The Spice Queen” due to her comprehensive knowledge of spices.

In addition to hosting her own cooking show, "Aarti Party," she also serves as judge on hit shows like "Holiday Wars," "Halloween Wars," "Candy Land" (hosted by Kristen Chenoweth), "Luda Can’t Cook" (featuring Ludacris), "Guy’s Grocery Games," "Supermarket Stakeout" and "Christmas Cookie Challenge." She’s cooked in competition and emerged victorious on "Chopped," "Cutthroat Kitchen" & “GGG.” She cooks alongside the country’s best chefs on "Guy’s Ranch Kitchen." Off-network appearances include teaching Ms. Gomez how to cook on "Selena + Chef" (HBO Max) and voicing Chef Shobha in Disney Jr.’s "Mira, Royal Detective."

A gifted writer, Sequeira published her first cookbook, "Aarti Paarti: An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul" in 2014 (Grand Central). She has also penned a nationally syndicated column for the Associated Press entitled “World’s Fare” teaching readers how to use ingredients from the international aisle in simple, weeknight dishes, and most recently for Dayspring’s Incourage, blending faith and food into inspirational essays.

Born in India, raised in Dubai, and educated in a British school, Sequeira grew up amidst a varied tapestry of food cultures. After graduating from Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism, she began a career at CNN, covering everything from economic reports to the plight of firefighters after 9/11. She produced documentaries for television, including Sand and Sorrow (HBO), about the genocide in Darfur, narrated by George Clooney and directed by Peabody Award winner Paul Freedman. After the success of her YouTube cooking/variety show, she soon made her way to Food Network.

Sequeira is an ardent advocate for women battling postpartum depression (having experienced it herself following the births of each of her two daughters). A passionate Christian, she also speaks to women of faith about overcoming fear and the sacred nature of breaking bread. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband, actor Brendan McNamara, and daughters Eliyah and Moses.

Aarti Sequeira Videos

  • Aarti Sequeira: Building Community With Cooking | Kirk Cameron
  • Aarti Sequeira's Story: From Journalism to Food Network Star
  • An Invitation to Eat Q&A with Aarti Sequeira

Aarti Sequeira Books

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FAQs on booking Aarti Sequeira

  • How to book Aarti Sequeira?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Aarti Sequeira for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Aarti Sequeira, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Aarti Sequeira or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Aarti Sequeira?

    Booking fees for Aarti Sequeira, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Aarti Sequeira, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Aarti Sequeira?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Aarti Sequeira for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Aarti Sequeira for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Aarti Sequeira or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Aarti Sequeira or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Aarti Sequeira is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Aarti Sequeira for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Aarti Sequeira generally travels from Raleigh, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Art Smith, Darren McGrady, Damaris Phillips, Cat Cora and Maneet Chauhan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Aarti Sequeira for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Aarti Sequeira Speaker Videos

  • Aarti Sequeira: Building Community With Cooking | Kirk Cameron
    Aarti Sequeira's Story: From Journalism to Food Network Star
  • An Invitation to Eat Q&A with Aarti Sequeira
    Aarti Party FULL EPISODE: My House with Aarti Sequeira
  • Food Network Chef Aarti Sequeira at Stony Brook University
    Food Network's Aarti Sequeira kicks off multicultural event for Asian Heritage Month with educational seminar, food tasting, book signing and showcase of the talents of SBU Asian student cultural...

Aarti Sequeira News

  • Aarti Sequeira | Food Network

    In 2010, Aarti Sequeira won Season 6 of Food Network Star, becoming the host of Aarti Party. Find her easy-to-follow recipes on Food Network.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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